Synyster Gates Reveals How Psychedelic Drugs Help Him Mentally + Artistically

Over the course of rock history, there have been plenty of cases of musicians utilizing hallucinogenic drugs to tap into their creativity. In a recent tweet thread, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates shared with his followers his own experiences with hallucinogens while also championing a new Netflix docuseries called How to Change Your Mind. Speaking...

Psychedelics are Having a Moment and Women Could be the Ones to Benefit

Nikhita Singhal’s breath still catches when she talks about how her life changed. A psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto, Singhal says it was using psychedelic drugs—ayahuasca, ketamine, and MDMA—that finally addressed the eating disorder she’d had since she was seven years old. “It was really emotionally and psychologically painful,” she says,...

A Single Dose of Psilocybin Has Long-Lasting Antidepressant-Like Effects in Fruit Flies

Scientists have taken an important first step into studying the effects of the psychedelic drug psilocybin — the active substance in “magic” mushrooms — at a cellular and genetic level. Their findings, published in Scientific Reports, indicate that a single dose of psilocybin produces a long-lasting antidepressant-like effect in flies. Psilocybin...

Psilocybin Microdosing Associated with Mood and Mental Health Improvements

The latest study to examine how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health provides further evidence of the therapeutic potential of microdosing. Published in Nature-Scientific Reports this week, the study followed 953 people taking regular small amounts of psilocybin and a second group of 180 people that were not microdosing. This research, led...

Can Microdosing Psychedelics Improve Your Mental Health? Here’s What the Science Says

When Simone Surgeoner returned to Melbourne after living in the United States for six years, she felt like her life had fallen apart. “I was in a really, really dark place and I just couldn’t get myself out of it,” the 49-year-old therapist said. “It felt like all the colours...